Below are just a few of the thank you notes we have received:

    Dear Cystic Fibrosis-Reaching Out Foundation,
    I'm writing you to thank you for assisting me with my rent payment. I'm in a financial bind and it is deeply appreciated. Thank you very much, for your support it really has made a difference in my life.
    Thank you,
    A CF Family

    Dear Cystic Fibrosis-Reaching Out Foundation:
    Thank you for your generous assistance with equipment need for the repair of my IPV machine. It is greatly appreciated.
    Thank you,
    A CF Adult

    Dear Cystic Fibrosis-Reaching Out Foundation,
    We just wanted to say "thank you" for our gift certificate for groceries last month. It was a truly blessing! At the beginning of this year our insurance co-payments went up and what was covered at 100% is now being covered at 50%. So as we were trying to make these adjustments we were blessed by this foundation! Thanks to all you, who support Reaching Out through your time and finances!
    Sincerely,
    A CF Family

    Dear Reaching Out:
    I am the mother of a child who is two years old and is seen at the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic. I want to thank you and Cystic Fibrosis-Reaching Out Foundation for the gift certificate of $100 to Kroger. My family and I have used the money to buy the groceries we needed this week. We appreciate your kindness and the generosity of the Cystic Fibrosis-Reaching Out Foundation.
    Sincerely,
    Mother of a 2-year-old

    Dear Cystic Fibrosis-Reaching Out Foundation:
    We would like to thank you for the financial assistance you have given us when we needed it. We just found out that the state of Georgia has dropped the Adult CF Insurance. We have tried looking into just about everything. We tried Medicaid and they tell us the only way that he can get Medicaid is if he reapplies for disability. He applied for disability about two years ago and they told him that as long as he is able to work he couldn't get Medicaid.
    So when we found out that Georgia dropped the Adult CF Insurance came as a surprise. We were told that Bill Clinton had declared that Cystic Fibrosis was a disability, but it seems that everything you try to get just to help you out a little seems as if everybody is discriminating against us. It's like nobody wants to help out because of the fact that people with CF is a high insurance risk, but it seems like nobody wants to think of CF like Cancer. I know that it is two different things but the simple fact is that in the end they both end up taking the one you love the most. What makes me mad is the simple fact that everybody wants to find a cure for cancer and not for CF. The simple fact is a cure needs to be found for both not just one.
    So we really appreciate the help from the Cystic Fibrosis-Reaching Out Foundation when we needed it. So a BIG THANK YOU goes out to you. I can't thank you enough; so again thank you so much.
    Sincerely,
    A CF Adult

    Dear Cystic Fibrosis-Reaching Out Foundation,
    This note is to say thank you for the assistance you have provided to help with my recent hospitalization bill. Cystic Fibrosis is a very costly disease and your support has really made a difference to my family and I. We appreciate it very much.
    Thanks again

    Dear Reaching Out:
    Thank you so much for your help in our recent crisis. Sometimes things get tough and gratefully there is someone who can relate to these difficulties. May God bless you all in your continued efforts.
    Hopefully, someday, somewhere along the way we will be able to repay your kindness.
    With sincere Gratitude and Deep Appreciation

Here are more ways your generous donation have been used:

    · A 19-year-old patient needed assistance with transportation home from the hospital. The patient had no resources and borrowed money for a bus ticket to get to the Hospital. The patient is currently applying for social security and has no other source of income. She lives with her aunt. The Cystic Fibrosis-Reaching Out Foundation was able to help buy her a bus ticket back to her home after being hospitalized.

    · A CF Adult on disability needed assistance with utilities. His limited income makes it difficult to pay all of his monthly expenses: medications, utilities, food and rent. The Cystic Fibrosis-Reaching Out Foundation was able to provide him some emergency assistance. The medications for CF patients can cost the patient out of pocket as much as $500 a month. This is in addition to insurance premiums they have to pay.

    · Many of the CF patients are being diagnosed with diabetes. The clinic staff is having to teach the patients how to calculate and measure their food in order to manage their diabetes. The Cystic Fibrosis-Reaching Out Foundation was able to provide calculators and measuring cups to teach the CF patients newly diagnosed with diabetes.

    · A 9-year-old CF patient lives with single Mom. The Mom lacks enough money to make the mortgage payment this month due to costs of child's medical costs.
    The Cystic Fibrosis-Reaching Out Foundation was able to provide assistance for this emergency situation.

    · A family has two children with Cystic Fibrosis. The family is living on SSI and public assistance. One of the children requires frequent hospitalizations for exaberations. The electric company was about to disconnect their electricity. The Cystic Fibrosis-Reaching Out Foundation was able to help in this emergency situation. In addition, the social workers have also provided counseling on budgeting with her minimal resources.

    · An 11-year-old with Cystic Fibrosis has been ill for 4 weeks requiring numerous tests. The single mom is struggling financially to make the co-pay portion of these bills. The Cystic Fibrosis-Reaching Out Foundation was able to help in this Emergency situation.

In addition to helping the families, the Cystic Fibrosis-Reaching Out Foundation publishes a quarterly newsletter for the CF patients and families to provide education. Due to cross infection issues, CF patients can not attend support groups with other CF patients. Therefore, we provide support through the newsletter and a pen pal program.

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The Cystic Fibrosis-Reaching Out Foundation is an independent all volunteer organization that is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the patients and families with Cystic Fibrosis. We were founded in 1998 in order to provide Emergency Assistance, Nutritional Assistance and Insurance Assistance to qualified families. All of our support comes from donors like yourself or corporate grants.

Would you be willing to share the information about a company you are working for that might be willing to make a donation or grant to the Cystic Fibrosis-Reaching Out Foundation? If so, please contact me at 770-381-3710.

Great effort is made to ensure that every penny of your donation works to assist patients and families in need. This Foundation does not pay any salaries, rent or utilities.

Cystic Fibrosis-Reaching Out Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 870747
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
770-381-3710
770-564-2331 FAX
info@ReachingOutFoundation.org
www.ReachingOutFoundation.org

The Cystic Fibrosis-Reaching Out Foundation is a non-profit Foundation under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Accordingly, the Foundation is not required to pay income taxes. Donors may deduct contributions to the Cystic Fibrosis-Reaching Out Foundation Inc, only to the extent that their contributions are gifts, with no consideration given.